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Monash Freeway Upgrade

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2016 - Mid 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$1,000,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$500,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Cardinia Shire Council,Casey City Council,City of Greater Dandenong,Monash City Council
Corridor:Melbourne - Sale

Project Description

The project will upgrade the Monash Freeway to increase capacity and reduce congestion in south-east Melbourne. The project is being delivered in two stages. Stage 1 will provide an additional lane in each direction from EastLink to Clyde Road. Stage 1 will also upgrade ramp signals and the freeway management system from Warrigal Road to Koo Wee Rup Road. Stage 2 will further increase capacity and reduce congestion on the Monash Freeway eastwards beyond Clyde Road. A joint business case is being developed for Stage 2 with the scope, benefit, cost and timing of work to be agreed to by the Australian and Victorian governments.


The project is expected to increase capacity and reduce congestion on the Monash Freeway.


The cost of the project is $1 billion. Stage 1 is estimated to cost $400 million and is fully funded by the Victorian Government. A total of $600 million has been committed to Stage 2, including $500 million from the Australian Government and $100 million from the Victorian Government.


Construction on Stage 1 commenced on 18 September 2016 and is expected to be completed in 2018. The timing of Stage 2 will be determined through the joint business case.

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Project details last updated: 21/03/2018